Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hack-Job

Turk Turon links, under the banner Good News, to a New York Times piece in which the Paper Of (broken) Record laments the stunning successes of pro-Second-Amendment groups, especially NRA; and it is a happy read.

But the photo NYT uses at the top of the page is as nasty a bit of attack photojournalism as I've seen: Wayne LaPierre, small behind a podium with a huge NRA backdrop, shown from well below his own line of sight, with his hand in the air and mouth open, obviously in the middle of a word. Gee, that's not spozed to be...evocative of anything, is it? I'm callin' Godwin on the Gray Lady. Meanwhile and further down, gun-grabber and Randian "Kip's Ma" icon Carolyn McCarthy is presented standing in sunlight in front of the Capitol, hand on her heart, looking as sincere as ever a Congressbeing can manage.

Not that there's any, you know, bias there.

8 comments:

Carteach0 said...

Understand... to the anti-rights crowd, that is what they believe and expect. To the other 93% of the population... well... they really don't care what we think. Our opinion does not count.

This may explain the Old Grey Ladies free falling subscription numbers.

Nathan said...

Yeah, I was gonna say: Who reads the NYT anymore anyway?

Stranger said...

That angle is the classic "make a man look evil" shot that USED to be confined to courtroom shots of convicted murderers. Before Keenan Wynn neatly and properly pegged the NYT as "Pravda West" on the Today Show.

Compare that angle with the Atlantic photos of John McCain and the ABC Charles Gibson "interview/" smear session with Governor Palin. The same thing, from much the same people, with the same intent.

Stranger

Borepatch said...

Leni Riefenstahl could not be reached for comment.

John B said...

Y'know, Carolyn McCarthy posing as the Virgin Mary is taking a big risk. In her milleau, she runs the risk of getting covered in elephant dung, well donkey pong anywho....

John B said...

Maybe we should expropriate her rhetoric. America is not afraid of the Democratic party.

Divemedic said...

Pictures that make Obama look God-like- like this?

http://tinyurl.com/2wm9zfw

MO Bro said...

The sure sign of something or someone going down for the last count... 'Course, the Left will prolly try to bail them out next. Makes one want to puke, it does!